Cramer & Anderson Plays Santa in New Milford and Danbury

Danbury holiday donation, Cramer & Anderson
Gifts for The Center for Empowerment and Education holiday drive.

Cramer & Anderson’s tradition of giving back during the holiday season continued this year with multiple efforts, including participating in the New Milford Social Services Department’s Santa Fund and the holiday gift drive of The Center for Empowerment and Education in Danbury.

Danbury Holiday Donation

Paralegal Jessica Cavalier collected donations from partners and staff in the Danbury office, as she did last year, and shopped for gift cards and unwrapped items to donate to the nonprofit formerly called The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury.

The Center is setting up a holiday shop where Moms can choose gifts for their children.

Founded in 1975, the Center has a mission of ending domestic violence. It provides domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor services, including counseling and support groups for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, an emergency residential facility for adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence, and 24-hour hotlines for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“Cramer & Anderson has long supported the Center because its mission is so critical and domestic abuse and violence are unfortunately not uncommon in our communities,” said Partner Jennifer Collins, who has volunteered in the past as a certified domestic violence and sexual assault counselor.

“In October we once again participated in the annual SafeWalk to raise funds for the Center, and it’s rewarding to make the support more personal now by donating gifts to brighten the holidays for families that need and deserve help and hope,” Attorney Collins said. “Thanks to Jessica Cavalier for coordinating the effort and shopping with such care, and thanks our Cramer & Anderson ‘family’ for the generous donations.”

New Milford Santa Fund

holiday gift drive New Milford Santa Fund Cramer & AndersonCramer & Anderson also participated in the New Milford Social Services Department’s Santa Fund, which brings “a little holiday magic to the lives of struggling New Milford families.”

With donations from attorneys and staff, the firm provided gifts for a family based on a wish list provided by Social Services. Paralegal Denise Maytas and her family did the shopping and wrapping.

“Thanks to everyone’s generosity, our family of four (two girls and two boys ranging in ages from 5 to 17 ) each got $110 of gift cards and/or present,” said Jeremy Ruman, legal assistant to Partner Art Weinshank, who coordinates Santa Fund participation. “Cramer & Anderson has been taking part in this yearly program since 1998, so it’s wonderful of everyone involved to take part year after year.”

Other Holiday Donations

Cramer & Anderson is also participating in radio station 98Q’s Bags & Bears event to collect holiday gifts for area children in foster care Dec. 11 at Danbury Fair Mall, held in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.

Bags & Bears takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Barbarie’s Grill outside the mall, where 98Q morning radio personality Rich Minor will be broadcasting live.

Attorney Collins and Attorney Lisa Rivas, both Partners in the Danbury office, coordinated the donation.

Additionally, attorneys and staff recently donated food to Camella’s Cupboard, the New Milford-based nonprofit that provides year-round hunger relief to children, seniors, and other vulnerable populations in the Greater New Milford community.

The Thanksgiving-week food donation was also organized by Attorney Rivas, whose practice focuses on Immigration Law, and Attorney Collins, whose practice areas include Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, and Personal Injury.

About Cramer & Anderson

Cramer & Anderson has offices in New Milford, Washington Depot, Kent, Litchfield, Danbury, and Ridgefield. Visitors are required to wear masks.

Proper sanitation and social distancing measures remain strictly observed in our offices, and we also offer clients great flexibility via phone, email, Zoom and other teleconferencing platforms.

For more information, see the firm’s website or call the flagship office in New Milford at (860) 355-2631.


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